Intellectual Property

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Intellectual property (IP) protection in the Middle East can be costly, but not having the protection in place can cost you your business. You need lawyers who know how to maximise your assets, prioritise your profitability and take a shoulder-to-shoulder approach to your business.

Gowling WLG should be your first choice. With an office in Dubai, we have the expert local knowledge and international experience to provide solutions throughout the Middle East and the global reach to position and maximise your IP assets around the world. You'll be working with lawyers who are immersed in your world, providing advice that is completely commercial and always attuned to your needs.

But your IP needs do not stop at border - and neither do we. As part of Gowling WLG's international IP platform, we have the breadth and depth of knowledge to support your business and protect your IP wherever your commercial interests may lead.

Areas of intellectual property and the commercialisation of such rights we cover include:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Anti-counterfeiting and preventing the trade of illicit goods
  • Arabic branding and local deployment of brands and marketing collateral
  • Commercialisation of IP rights
  • Copyright protection, enforcement and commercialisation
  • Enforcing IP rights throughout the MENA region
  • Franchising and distribution advice, both setting up and bringing to a close
  • IP rights litigation throughout the MENA region
  • IP transfers, co-existence, joint ownership, licensing and other contractual aspects
  • Management of IP portfolios (patents, trademarks, designs, copyright) throughout the MENA region and further afield

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Get in touch with a team that includes some of the most prominent IP specialists operating in the Middle East today. We're here to help.